Mallard and the Supremes
Margaret Wilson has rushed in to heal the breach saying that the Judges were appointed on merit because Judges did not become Senior Appeal Judges without ability. That's certainly true for the Court of Appeal Justices but it doesn't explain the Chief Justice who has never sat on the Court of Appeal. So Margaret has once again managed to pour petrol on troubled waters but so far she hasn't lit a match (as she did when well-intentionally comparing the Chief Justice to a union steward). But we are still no closer to understanding what the cause of the attack was. Is the Chief Justice still making trouble? If so, she is to be commended for keeping it out of the papers and so should be repaid for not having public attacks made upon her.
Incidentally Trevor made the comments under the Chatham House rules (although he was said to have waived it) but he can't be contacted for comment because he is now in the Chatham Islands. Coincidence?